Coming event: Can Australia become a low-carbon energy superpower?

A free public lecture at the University of Adelaide will hear from one of Australia’s best-known commentators on the economics of energy and climate change, Professor Ross Garnaut AO.

On Tuesday 23 June, Professor Garnaut will present the 2015 Luxton Memorial Lecture at the University, entitled: Australia: Energy Superpower of the Low-Carbon World.

He will discuss how, as the world transitions to a low-carbon economy, Australians will get a “second chance at internationally low energy costs”. Managed well, he says this transition could restore and enhance old Australian strengths, this time built on sustainable foundations. These strengths will be especially important in South Australia, he says.

Professor Garnaut is a Professorial Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne and author of a number of influential reports to government, including The Garnaut Climate Change Review (2008) and The Garnaut Review 2011: Australia and the Global Response to Climate Change (2011).

WHAT:       2015 Luxton Memorial Lecture: Australia: Energy Superpower of the Low-Carbon World by Professor Ross Garnaut AO (Professorial Research Fellow, University of Melbourne)
WHERE:     The Braggs lecture theatre, North Terrace campus, University of Adelaide
WHEN:       6.00pm-7.30pm Tuesday 23 June
COST:         Free – but registration is essential: please register online.

The Luxton Memorial Lecture is presented by the University of Adelaide’s School of Mechanical Engineering and the Centre for Energy Technology in honour of Professor Russell Escourt ‘Sam’ Luxton (1933-2013).

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